[torqueusers] question about submitting multiple jobs (a.k.a job array)

Mahmood Naderan nt_mahmood at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 11 05:12:12 MDT 2011

 ok thanks. good idea

// Naderan *Mahmood;

From: Glen Beane <glen.beane at gmail.com>
To: Mahmood Naderan <nt_mahmood at yahoo.com>
Cc: torque cluster <torqueusers at supercluster.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [torqueusers] question about submitting multiple jobs (a.k.a job array)

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 4:50 AM, Mahmood Naderan <nt_mahmood at yahoo.com> wrote:

> #PBS -t 1-2
>Is it possible to use strings instead of numbers?
>#PBS -t one-two
>./run -bench${PBS_ARRAYID}
>I get this error
>qsub: Bad Job Array Request

no,  sorry.  they need to be integers.
if you need non integers you can create a file that contains all of the strings you need.  your batch script would use the ${PBS_ARRAYID} value to look up the string on a particular line of the file

  -t X-Y is a range and torque tries to expand it assuming X and Y are integers and Y > X. 

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